"We support this project to provide a west coast liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility that will ensure Rocky Mountain states and Indian tribes have greater access to international markets and the economic benefits of LNG exports."
Commissioners cite a 2014 study “Oil and Gas Industry Economic and Fiscal Contributions in Colorado by County, 2008–2012,” conducted by the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado:
"Mesa County is the economic regional center for western Colorado and eastern Utah, and natural gas production is critically important to our region’s economy. .... Oil and gas activity in Mesa County accounted for 1.6% of total state production and resulted in an estimated $1.6 billion in output in 2012. The county had 4,152 direct upstream and midstream workers earning $297.7 million."
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